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Camu Tao reviewed

Camu Tao reviewed

| August 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Late hip-hop artist Camu Tao had his hand in enough collaborative projects over the years (Nighthawks with Cage, Central Services with El-P, etc.) that most heads never viewed him as a soloist.

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Stereo Total preview

Stereo Total preview

| August 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s either the mark of insanity or artistry that once people get a sense of what you’re about and move on that you keep on going with it anyway.

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Tub Ring preview

Tub Ring preview

| August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Internet invites laziness but also makes life harder for procrasinators. Answers to problems (how to get that funk off the stove top, your dentist’s phone number) are a search engine away. And then there’s music.

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Chicago’s Finest Hour preview

Chicago’s Finest Hour preview

| August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

High ticket prices raise expectation levels regarding set lengths, not just at the arena level. But nothing really beats the 45-minute set.

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Lou Barlow goes back to mom and dad’s

Lou Barlow goes back to mom and dad’s

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Catastrophe would have struck had J. Mascis not banished Lou Barlow from Dinosaur Jr. Infuriated, Barlow focused his Sentridoh side-gig and began to foment what would become Sebadoh and ostensibly Folk Implosion.

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Midweek bliss

Midweek bliss

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dan Mangan and Ray LaMontagne are here this week, and neither’s particularily ready to let you into his singer/songwritin’ heart.

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Katy Perry reviewed!

Katy Perry reviewed!

| August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Katy Perry’s bound to strike it rich with Teenage Dream (Capitol), since she can sell at least one of the tracks to NBC.

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Black Eyed Peas pics!

Black Eyed Peas pics!

| August 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

We’ve been a little backlogged on posts (sorry!) but we don’t want you to miss these from the weekend.

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All that noise

All that noise

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Drugs, blood, and rock ‘n’ roll: It’s your weekly Friday preview!

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No fighting!

No fighting!

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you had a free Saturday night? No $100 music festivals, no weddings, no family golf outings . . . is this the big one? ‘Cuz we have stuff for you to do!

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The Watson Twins preview

The Watson Twins preview

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Space, Evanston Thursday, August 19, 2010 Beauty shouldn’t be a motivating factor when choosing what music to listen to. Sure, advertisers and savvy marketing gurus utilize the allure factor when trying to sell the latest pop tart to the masses, but most music lovers would like to think their ears can discern greatness beyond outward […]

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Win tickets to see Elsinore on Friday!

Win tickets to see Elsinore on Friday!

| August 16, 2010

Champaign-based Elsinore’s new album, Yes Yes Yes (Parasol), is already in stores (cover art and all!), but we’re offering you a chance for two tix to their Lincoln Hall release party on the 20th.

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Kenny G or Beatle Fest?

Kenny G or Beatle Fest?

| August 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s like picking a favorite child! One is for a good cause, the other’s just because.

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But what about some headliners?

But what about some headliners?

| August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

A lot of ‘Palooza coverage has focused on a general overview, with brief glimpses of the sets. We sent Jaime de’Medici out with a focus.

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Soundgarden would have wanted it that way.

Soundgarden would have wanted it that way.

| August 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

We know. You don’t want to go out. We can’t make you. You just saw 147 bands forcryingoutloud, and excuse you if you’ll just lie there and sort out what happened. Screw that. More rock!

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